One True Way

One True Way

by Shannon Hitchcock


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading One True Way, a middle grade novel, in one evening, I gave the story a great deal of thought. Hitchcock’s gift is a reminder to search one’s soul and consider potential consequences before judging adolescent girls who discover that they like each other. The story opens with young Allie in a new school where she knows no one, until Sam, a star on the girl’s basketball team, befriends her. We quickly learn that Allie is struggling to deal with the death of older brother during a car crash. On top of that, Allie’s parents are headed toward a divorce due to their inability to deal with the loss of their son. We all know being an adolescent is challenging enough by itself. Ally must cope with being at new school, family issues, and the discovery she is attracted to Sam, all at the same time. At first, the mothers of both girls show disapproval over the friendship. One condemns her daughter based on religious beliefs and the other slowly realizes she simply wants her daughter to be happy. I strongly believe this is a resource that belongs every school and community library. One True Way can point the way to love and acceptance.